Reading Opens Doors

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The man who doesn't read good books has no advantage over the man who can't read them. -- Mark Twain
 
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This document addresses some of the 2nd through 4th grade social studies standards for Minnesota, those about the three types of resources and how they go into making the products and services that we use each day. These slides are designed to
Subjects:
Social Studies - History
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Activities, Minilessons
$2.00
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Teachers and parents alike can use these graphic organizers to help their students plan organized five paragraph essays. This set includes two graphic organizers, one for the traditional 5 paragraph essay and another for a 6 paragraph essay that
Subjects:
English Language Arts, For All Subject Areas, Writing
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Research, Printables, Graphic Organizers
$3.50
14 ratings
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By Reading Opens Doors
These lesson activities are designed to supplement the Text Talk curriculum that focuses on vocabulary and comprehension. This selection, Tikki Tikki Tembo, is from the second grade (level B) set, however it could be used at another grade level with
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Vocabulary, Literature
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Interactive Whiteboard, Word Walls
$3.50
9 ratings
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By Reading Opens Doors
This file contains mini-posters for 32 sentence stems that can be used by students and teachers to jump start and expand discussion. Each mini-poster has a colored border that goes along with a heading card to facilitate easy use of the cards during
Subjects:
For All Subject Areas
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Printables, Cooperative Learning, Posters
$3.00
10 ratings
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By Reading Opens Doors
This document provides a one page overview of the text levels included in the orange, green, blue, and red systems of LLI (Leveled Literacy Intervention). ***************************************************************************** Related
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Other
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By Reading Opens Doors
This product includes posters and bookmarks that give students strategies for decoding multisyllabic words. There are also 'mascots' provided that can serve as quick, helpful reminders of the strategies.
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Reading Strategies
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Posters
$5.00
11 ratings
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This document includes student and teacher Wordo (bingo) cards for the sight words presented in the LLI Green reading system (Leveled Literacy Intervention), broken into 6 sets of 25. These could be used whole group or as student-led centers as a
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Activities, Games, Literacy Center Ideas
$3.50
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By Reading Opens Doors
These lesson activities are designed to supplement the Text Talk curriculum that focuses on vocabulary and comprehension. This selection, The Principal's New Clothes, is from the second grade (level B) set, however it could be used at another grade
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Vocabulary, Literature
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Interactive Whiteboard, Word Walls
$3.50
13 ratings
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By Reading Opens Doors
This set includes word wall posters for terms listed in the 4th grade testing specifications for Minnesota's standardized test, the Math MCA-III. The test specifications note that these terms are allowed, along with any from earlier grades.
Subjects:
Vocabulary, Math, Test Preparation
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Test Prep, Word Walls
$5.00
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These lesson activities are designed to supplement the Text Talk curriculum that focuses on vocabulary and comprehension. This selection, Amos and Boris, is from the second grade (level B) set, however it could be used at another grade level with
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Vocabulary, Literature
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Interactive Whiteboard, Word Walls
$3.50
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By Reading Opens Doors
***Looking for Grades 3 and 4? Check out MCA Reading Standardized Test Vocabulary, All Standards Grades 3 and 4 to save $1 on the bundle.*** This set includes word wall posters for all of the terms listed in the 3rd grade testing specifications for
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Vocabulary, ELA Test Prep
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Test Prep, Word Walls
$10.00
8 ratings
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These cards can be used to help students get to know each other at the beginning of the year. If your school uses Kagan strategies, these would work perfectly with Quiz-Quiz-Trade as a classbuilder or Fan-N-Pick as a teambuilder. There are two
Subjects:
Back to School
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Cooperative Learning
$3.50
15 ratings
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This file contains mini-posters for 56 phrases of praise that can be used by teachers and students to celebrate success. Each mini-poster has a word or phrase of praise, some also have a picture accompanying them. They can be used as mini-posters
Subjects:
For All Subject Areas
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Fun Stuff, Cooperative Learning, Posters
$3.00
13 ratings
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By Reading Opens Doors
The more students read during the summer, the better prepared they are for the next school year. This product contains a bingo-style card of activities that can help make reading fun during the summer. There are also calendars for students to record
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, For Parents
$2.00
4 ratings
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By Reading Opens Doors
This document includes student and teacher Wordo (bingo) cards for the sight words presented in the LLI Blue reading system (Leveled Literacy Intervention), broken into 7 sets of 25 (the final set has 29 words.) These could be used whole group or as
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Activities, Games, Literacy Center Ideas
$3.50
8 ratings
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By Reading Opens Doors
This file contains posters for 12 cheers that your students can use to celebrate their successes. Each poster has a title, directions, and a graphic. My kids absolutely love these, especially once they found a few class favorites that they begged
Subjects:
For All Subject Areas
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Fun Stuff, Cooperative Learning, Posters
$3.00
9 ratings
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There are twelve writing mini-lessons included in this document to help students learn the basics of the writing process. There is one page for each mini-lesson, allowing for a short lesson of about 5 minutes followed by writing time for the
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Creative Writing, Writing
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Minilessons
$3.00
14 ratings
3.9
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By Reading Opens Doors
These lesson activities are designed to supplement the Text Talk curriculum that focuses on vocabulary and comprehension. This selection, Ruby the Copycat, is from the second grade (level B) set, however it could be used at another grade level with
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Vocabulary, Literature
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Interactive Whiteboard, Word Walls
$3.50
8 ratings
4.0
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By Reading Opens Doors
***This product contains a SmartNotebook document and a PDF version. If you have SmartNotebook you can use the interactive features (dragging objects, etc.) If you do not have this software, you can draw the shapes rather than dragging
Subjects:
Math
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Worksheets, Interactive Whiteboard, Math Centers
$3.00
10 ratings
4.0
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These cards can be used in a literacy center to provide students with an opportunity to practice sorting words by common spelling patterns. This set includes all five long vowel sounds. Each individual sort has a border that varies in color and
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Phonics
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Activities, Literacy Center Ideas
$3.00
7 ratings
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I am in my eighth year of teaching. I taught second grade for two years and currently teach reading intervention in grades one through four. I absolutely adore working with students to help them grow as readers and learners. I student taught in 5th grade, which is such a great grade level for insightful questions, powerful discussion, and hands-on projects. From there I worked as a long-term sub teaching science to students grades four through six, which got me hooked on integrating science and math together with hands-on STEM projects. My first full-time teaching job was in second grade, which was quite a culture shock after spending time in older grade classrooms. However, I found that I loved working with the younger students as well. It was a particularly exciting grade level because many of my students were just beginning to see themselves as readers and it was a perfect time to foster a love of literature. I taught second grade for two years and then I was given the opportunity to apply for a reading interventionist position in my building. I have loved working with students at all grade levels. I go from working on foundational skills in first grade to doing close readings of complex texts in third/fourth. All of my students know how obsessed I am with books. I love being able to share that passion with kids all day! I am also incredibly passionate about creating quality activities, lesson plans, and resources for my students and am eager to share those products with other teachers.

MY TEACHING STYLE

I like to encourage my students to take some personal responsibility for their learning, with me there as a facilitator for guidance and support. The gradual release of responsibility is a big component of my teaching, so that by the time students are working on something independently they have been equipped with the skills that they need to succeed. As often as possible I also like them to participate in authentic, hands-on activities that give them practice in reading, writing, math, science, or whatever the subject may be.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

nominations for Teacher of the Year

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

I earned my Bachelor of Science-Teaching degree (Elementary Education K-6 and Communication Arts/Literature 5-8) from Winona State University in 2010. In 2012 I received my K-12 Reading Teacher certificate from Saint Mary's University of Minnesota, with my Masters in Literacy Education to follow in 2013. I am already getting the itch to go back...there is always something new to learn in education!

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